Parks Projects

Hanover Pines Nature Park

Hanover Pines Nature Park (formerly know as Battle Park) is a 42.5-acre parcel of undeveloped land in southern New Hanover County on Carolina Beach Road, just south of Manassas Drive.  New Hanover County is in the process of turning this land into a passive public park.  More Information

Long Leaf Park Improvements

Improvements to Long Leaf Park will take place in fiscal year 2021-22, and will include refurbishment of the existing four tennis courts and addition of LED lighting, conversion of the existing basketball court to a kid’s court, and addition of a new adult play area which will include a new full basketball court and a fitness obstacle course similar to “American Ninja Warrior.”  More Information

Multi-Use Trails

Off-road trails for pedestrians and bicycles are becoming increasingly more popular methods of transportation from neighborhoods to parks, schools, shopping and more.  Parks & Gardens is working to design and construct multiple off-road paved multi-use trails in unincorporated New Hanover County to provide transportation alternatives and a place for exercise and healthy living.   More Information

Veterans Park Playground

Veterans Park has a new playground!  More Information

Echo Farms Park

In September 2018, New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington jointly purchased 14 acres of land at Echo Farms to turn into a public park.  The county and city have completed some renovations including tennis court resurfacing, lighting upgrades, construction of a new clubhouse and renovations to the swimming pool.  More Information

FEMA Properties

Did you know that New Hanover County Parks & Gardens maintains over 22 acres of FEMA Hazard Mitigation Properties?  These properties, deeded to New Hanover County, are maintained by the Parks & Gardens department.  Staff has planned to plant trees and pollinator plants on some of these properties to help with stormwater and increase native wildlife, while using them to educate the public.  More information

NHC Parks & Gardens Office: 896 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7620 • Fax 910-798-7621
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